Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Day, celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

On social media: "Mean Girls Day", a widespread phenomenon in celebration of the film Mean Girls

Holidays and observances

On social media: "Fullmetal Alchemist Day", a similar celebration of the Japanese shōnen manga series Fullmetal Alchemist

Holidays and observances

Events

2457 BC - Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (환웅) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea's National Foundation Day.

Events-437 years ago

52 BC - Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

Events

42 BC - Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

Events

382 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans.

Events

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, is the first nobleman to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.

Events737 years ago

1392 - Muhammed VII becomes the twelfth sultan of the Emirate of Granada.

Events628 years ago

1574 - The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.

Events446 years ago

1683 - Qing dynasty naval commander Shi Lang receives the surrender of the Tungning kingdom on Taiwan after the Battle of Penghu.

Events337 years ago

1712 - The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.

Events308 years ago

1739 - The Treaty of Niš is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian–Turkish War.

Events281 years ago

1789 - George Washington proclaims a Thanksgiving Day for that year.

Events231 years ago

1795 - Slave rebel leader Tula is executed in Curaçao.

Events225 years ago

1863 - The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Events157 years ago

1873 - Chief Kintpuash and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War of northern California.

Events147 years ago

1912 - U.S. forces defeat Nicaraguan rebels at the Battle of Coyotepe Hill.

Events108 years ago

1918 - King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.

Events102 years ago

1919 - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.

Events101 years ago

1929 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Yugoslavia by King Alexander I.

Events91 years ago
Events90 years ago

1932 - Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Events88 years ago

1935 - Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia.

Events85 years ago

1942 - A German V-2 rocket reaches a record 85 km (46 nm) in altitude.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: German forces murder 92 civilians in Lyngiades, Greece.

Events77 years ago

1949 - WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.

Events71 years ago

1951 - Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San pits Commonwealth troops against communist Chinese troops.

Events69 years ago

1952 - The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power.

Events68 years ago

1957 - The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.

Events63 years ago

1962 - Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.

Events58 years ago

1963 - A violent coup in Honduras begins two decades of military rule.

Events57 years ago

1978 - A Finnish Air Force DC-3 crashes, killing all 15 people on board.

Events42 years ago

1981 - The hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.

Events39 years ago

1985 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.

Events35 years ago

1986 - TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada, is officially opened.

Events34 years ago

1989 - A coup in Panama City is suppressed and 11 participants are executed.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Nadine Gordimer is announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Events29 years ago

1993 - An American attack against a warlord in Mogadishu fails; eighteen US soldiers and over 350 Somalis die.

Events27 years ago

1995 - The O. J. Simpson murder case ended with a verdict of not guilty.

Events25 years ago

2008 - The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey join together in the Turkic Council.

Events11 years ago

2010 - The 19th Commonwealth Games commence in Delhi.

Events10 years ago

2013 - At least 360 migrants are killed when their boat sinks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Events7 years ago

2015 - Forty-two are killed and 33 go missing in the Kunduz hospital airstrike.

Events5 years ago

Births

85 BC - Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (d. 42 BC)

Births

1292 - Eleanor de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1337)

Births728 years ago
Births630 years ago

1458 - Saint Casimir, Prince of Poland and Duke of Lithuania (d. 1484)

Births562 years ago

1554 - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (d. 1628)

Births466 years ago

1610 - Gabriel Lalemant, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)

Births410 years ago

1631 - Sebastian Anton Scherer, German organist and composer (d. 1712)

Births389 years ago

1713 - Antoine Dauvergne, French violinist and composer (d. 1797)

Births307 years ago

1716 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1781)

Births304 years ago

1720 - Johann Uz, German poet and judge (d. 1796)

Births300 years ago

1790 - John Ross, American tribal chief (d. 1866)

Births230 years ago
Births223 years ago

1800 - George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)

Births220 years ago

1804 - Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1878)

Births216 years ago

1804 - Allan Kardec, French author, translator, educator and founder of modern Spiritism (d. 1869)

Births216 years ago

1828 - Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (d. 1897)

Births192 years ago

1837 - Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (d. 1885)

Births183 years ago

1846 - James Jackson Putnam, American neurologist and academic (d. 1918)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (d. 1929)

Births172 years ago

1858 - Eleonora Duse, Italian-American actress (d. 1924)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1902)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Pyotr Kozlov, Russian archaeologist and explorer (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Gustave Loiseau, French painter (d. 1935)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Josephine Sabel, American singer & comedian (d. 1945)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Pierre Bonnard, French painter (d. 1947)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1942)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Dr. Atl, Mexican painter (d. 1964)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Warner Oland, Swedish-American actor and singer (d. 1938)

Births141 years ago

1882 - A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1974)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Alain-Fournier, French soldier, author, and critic (d. 1914)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Wade Boteler, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1943)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Emilio Portes Gil, Mexican politician, President of Mexico 1928-1930 (d. 1978)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Elmer Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Walter Warlimont, German general (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Giovanni Comisso, Italian author and poet (d. 1969)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Auvergne Doherty, Australian businesswoman (d. 1961)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1987)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Louis Aragon, French author and poet (d. 1982)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Leo McCarey, American director and screenwriter (d. 1969)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Adolf Reichwein, German economist and educator (d. 1944)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Gertrude Berg, American actress, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (d. 1938)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jean Grémillon, French director, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (d. 1998)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Tekin Arıburun, Turkish soldier and politician, President of Turkey (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Johnny Burke, American songwriter (d. 1964)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Michael Hordern, English actor (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1915 - Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1916 - James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1919 - James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Dominica (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist (d. 1993)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter and coach (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - George Wein, American pianist and producer, co-founded the Newport Folk Festival

Births95 years ago

1928 - Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Shridath Ramphal, Guyanese academic and politician, 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General

Births92 years ago

1931 - Glenn Hall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births89 years ago

1932 - Terence English, South African-English surgeon and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player

Births87 years ago

1934 - Benjamin Boretz, American composer and theorist

Births86 years ago

1934 - Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Colombian-Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Harold Henning, South African golfer (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Simon Nicholson, English sculptor and painter (d. 1990)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Charles Duke, American general, pilot, and astronaut

Births85 years ago

1936 - Steve Reich, American composer

Births84 years ago

1938 - Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)

Births82 years ago

1938 - David Hart Dyke, English captain

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jack Hodgins, Canadian author and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Dave Obey, American lawyer and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Bob Armstrong, American wrestler and trainer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Alan O'Day, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Troy, American swimmer (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Andrea de Adamich, Italian race car driver and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Elliott, Australian businessman

Births79 years ago

1943 - Jeff Bingaman, American soldier and politician, 25th Attorney General of New Mexico

Births77 years ago

1943 - Baki İlkin, Turkish civil servant and diplomat

Births77 years ago

1944 - Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Roy Horn, German-American magician and actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tony Brown, English footballer and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Christopher Bruce, English dancer and choreographer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jo Ritzen, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Education

Births75 years ago

1946 - P. P. Arnold, American soul singer

Births74 years ago

1947 - John Perry Barlow, American poet, songwriter, blogger, and activist (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ben Cauley, American trumpet player and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Fred DeLuca, American businessman (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Anne Dorte of Rosenborg (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Takis Michalos, Greek water polo player and coach (d. 2010)

Births73 years ago

1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - J. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Aleksandr Rogozhkin, Russian director and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Laurie Simmons, American photographer and director

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ronnie Laws, American jazz, R&B, and funk saxophone player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Keb' Mo', American blues musician and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kathryn D. Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dave Winfield, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bruce Arians, American football coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gary Troup, New Zealand cricketer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Eddie DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Moshe Kam, American engineering educator

Births65 years ago

1955 - John S. Lesmeister, American educator and politician, 30th North Dakota State Treasurer (d. 2006)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2000)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Buket Uzuner, Turkish author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Hart Bochner, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago
Births63 years ago

1957 - Tim Westwood, English radio and television host

Births63 years ago

1958 - Chen Yanyin, Chinese sculptor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer and choreographer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Craig Bellamy, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Fred Couples, American golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Greg Proops, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jack Wagner, American actor and singer

Births61 years ago

1961 - Rebecca Stephens, English journalist and mountaineer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ludger Stühlmeyer, German cantor, composer, and musicologist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tommy Lee, Greek-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Simon Scarrow, Nigerian-English novelist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Benny Anders, American basketball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dan Goldie, American tennis player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Clive Owen, English actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch swimmer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jan-Ove Waldner, Swedish table tennis player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Rob Liefeld, American author and illustrator

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chris Collingwood, English-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Paul Crichton, English footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Greg Foster, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Marko Rajamäki, Finnish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Donald Sild, Estonian javelin thrower

Births52 years ago

1969 - Garry Herbert, English rower and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tetsuya, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Elmar Liitmaa, Estonian guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jimmy Ray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Komla Dumor, Ghanaian-English journalist (d. 2014)

Births48 years ago

1972 - G. Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Guy Oseary, Israeli–American talent manager and businessman

Births48 years ago

1973 - Neve Campbell, Canadian actress and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Angélica Gavaldón, American-Mexican tennis player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lena Headey, British actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Eirik Hegdal, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater

Births46 years ago

1975 - India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Phil Greening, English rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Satoko Ishimine, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Herman Li, Hong Kong-English guitarist and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Seann William Scott, American actor and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Daniel Hollie, American wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Eric Munson, American baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gerald Asamoah, Ghanaian-German footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Neil Clement, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jake Shears, American singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Josh Klinghoffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - John Morrison, American wrestler and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Danny O'Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Anquan Boldin, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lindsey Kelk, English journalist and author

Births40 years ago

1980 - Héctor Reynoso, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)

Births40 years ago

1981 - Danny Coid, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jonna Lee, Swedish singer and musician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Sparrow, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Fred, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Thiago Alves, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andreas Papathanasiou, Cypriot footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tessa Thompson, American actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Yoon Eun-hye, South Korean singer and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ashlee Simpson, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Courtney Lee, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lewis Brown, New Zealand rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jackson Martínez, Colombian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Robert Grabarz, English high jumper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Martin Plowman, English race car driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Starley, Australian pop singer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dustin Gazley, American ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - ASAP Rocky, American rapper and songwriter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nate Montana, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alex Trimble, Irish singer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Johan Le Bon, French cyclist

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jenny McLoughlin, English sprinter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Aki Takajo, Japanese singer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Raffaele Di Gennaro, Italian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Victoria Bosio, Argentinian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Lil Tracy, American rapper

Births25 years ago

1997 - Jin Boyang, Chinese figure skater

Births23 years ago

Deaths

42 BC - Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (b. 85 BC)

Deaths

818 - Ermengarde, queen of the Franks

Deaths

900 - Muhammad ibn Zayd, Tabaristan emir

Deaths
Deaths

1078 - Iziaslav I of Kiev (b. 1024)

Deaths942 years ago

1226 - Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)

Deaths794 years ago

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince (b. 1238)

Deaths737 years ago
Deaths651 years ago

1399 - Eleanor de Bohun, English noble (b. 1360)

Deaths621 years ago
Deaths452 years ago

1596 - Florent Chrestien, French poet (b. 1541)

Deaths424 years ago
Deaths409 years ago

1629 - Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian commander and politician (b. 1570)

Deaths391 years ago

1649 - Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian clergyman and theologian (b. 1576)

Deaths371 years ago

1653 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and academic (b. 1612)

Deaths367 years ago

1656 - Myles Standish, English captain (b. 1584)

Deaths364 years ago

1690 - Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648)

Deaths330 years ago
Deaths319 years ago

1801 - Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1724)

Deaths219 years ago

1833 - François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (b. 1754)

Deaths187 years ago

1838 - Black Hawk, American tribal leader (b. 1767)

Deaths182 years ago

1860 - Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (b. 1778)

Deaths160 years ago

1867 - Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (b. 1819)

Deaths153 years ago

1873 - Kintpuash, American tribal leader (b. 1837)

Deaths147 years ago

1877 - James Roosevelt Bayley, American archbishop (b. 1814)

Deaths143 years ago

1877 - Rómulo Díaz de la Vega, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1800)

Deaths143 years ago

1881 - Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (b. 1811)

Deaths139 years ago

1890 - Joseph Hergenröther, German historian and cardinal (b. 1824)

Deaths130 years ago

1891 - Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1842)

Deaths129 years ago

1896 - William Morris, English author and poet (b. 1834)

Deaths124 years ago

1907 - Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (b. 1835)

Deaths113 years ago

1911 - Rosetta Jane Birks, Australian suffragist (b. 1856)

Deaths109 years ago

1917 - Eduardo Di Capua, Neapolitan composer, singer and songwriter (b. 1865)

Deaths103 years ago

1929 - Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1894)

Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Gustav Stresemann, German politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1865)

Deaths89 years ago

1936 - John Heisman, American football player and coach (b. 1869)

Deaths84 years ago

1953 - Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (b. 1883)

Deaths67 years ago

1959 - Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (b. 1892)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Refet Bele, Turkish general (b. 1877)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1896)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1902)

Deaths51 years ago

1979 - Nicos Poulantzas, Greek-French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1936)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Friedrich Karm, Estonian footballer (b. 1907)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Anna Hedvig Büll, Estonian-German missionary (b. 1887)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Vince DiMaggio, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Kalervo Palsa, Finnish painter (b. 1947)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Franz Josef Strauss, Bavarian lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (b. 1915)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Stefano Casiraghi, Italian-Monegasque businessman (b. 1960)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Katerina Gogou, Greek actress, poet, and author (b. 1940)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - John C. Champion, American producer and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ma. Po. Si., Indian author and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1947)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Bruce Paltrow, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - William Steig, American sculptor, author, and illustrator (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - John Cerutti, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Nurettin Ersin, Turkish general (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Lucilla Andrews, Egyptian-Scottish nurse and author (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Peter Norman, Australian runner (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Vladimir Beekman, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Olga Dahl, Swedish genealogist (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert F. Christy, American physicist and astrophysicist (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Billy Hullin, Welsh rugby player (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Albie Roles, English footballer (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (b. 1978)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sergei Belov, Russian basketball player and coach (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Chance, American baseball player (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel movement (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joan Thirsk, English cryptologist, historian, and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ewen Gilmour, New Zealand comedian and television host (b. 1963)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jean-Jacques Marcel, French footballer (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kevin Metheny, American businessman (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ward Ruyslinck, Belgian author (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Pakistani historian and author (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Javed Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher and judge (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gerald Squires, Canadian painter and illustrator (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

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